Booming Collectibles Market in Limited Edition Books - a Look at an Alternative InvestmentBy Genesis Publications Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
GUILDFORD, Surrey, November 17, 2010 - At a time when investors are looking for alternative
investments, many are now considering the collectibles market where prices
have seen strong increases in recent years.
One area of growth has been limited edition items such as
books. One company that has noticed this growing trend is Guildford based
Genesis Publications which publishes only three limited editions a year.
For 35 years, Genesis has worked with music legends such as
Lennon, Bowie, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Hendrix and The Beatles to name a
few and artists such as Sir Peter Blake and Andy Warhol.
What distinguishes Genesis books is they are not mass produced
publications "…but beautiful, hand-made gems produced in highly limited
editions, sought after by discerning global collectors," says Helen Hall,
Former Christie's Vice President and Specialist in Entertainment Memorabilia.
"Genesis books are works of art in themselves, which is why
rare Genesis publications are today sold alongside old master paintings and
contemporary art at the world's most prestigious auction houses."
If you are looking for alternative investments, it's worth
checking out this market. The rarity of the limited edition books can be a
lucrative investment. Once sold out you can be assured the book won't ever be
If you come across a Genesis book at auction, it's probably
being offered at a considerably higher price than its original
pre-publication offering. Helen Hall goes on to say, "Early, signed Genesis
publications have seen a terrific return on the original purchase price. For
example, signed editions of George Harrison's book "I, Me, Mine" sold out
upon publication and copies occasionally surface on the secondary market at
auction and through specialist book dealers for over GBP3,000 (original
purchase price was GBP148). Deluxe editions of other books by Harrison, Eric
Clapton and Ringo Starr which originally retailed for around GBP300 regularly
appear at auction for between GBP1,000 and GBP2,000."
Genesis' latest project is a photographic autobiography on
Jimmy Page - one of the world's most iconic guitar players. The book has sold
out before it's even launched and looks set to be a similarly sound
For more information on Genesis Publications and their books
please see their website www.genesis-publications.com or call
For media enquiries please call Sally Gilroy at PNPR on +44(0)7711-027629
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For more information on Genesis Publications and their books please see their website www.genesis-publications.com or call +44(0)1483-540970. For media enquiries please call Sally Gilroy at PNPR on +44(0)7711-027629, or email sally at pnprltd.com
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